Alvaro Salgado

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Now That I'm 50, Here's What I've Learned About Achieving Success That Escaped Me at 25

Hitting the big fifty requires reflection almost as a duty. So I focused mine on what I've learned about success since being half my current age.<p>I like writing about timeless lessons for success or key behaviors that lead to success. I've even written about famous failures that will inspire you to …

Motivation

Orbiform Rolls Like A Ball Without Being A Sphere

AltDynamic have machined a mathematically perfect solid of constant width that is capable of rolling like a ball even though it is not a perfect …

Leonardo Da Vinci

This surreal AI creature meets humans, then decides whether it wants to play with them

In the middle of London's Hyde Park lives a strange and wondrous creature. Its name is BOB, and it's an AI entity.<p>BOB ("Bag of Beliefs") is an art …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Remarkably Important Lesson in Intelligence

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED Talk of all time is more than a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

TED Talks

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

A new type of solar cell is coming to market

SOMETIMES it takes a while for the importance of a scientific discovery to become clear. When the first perovskite, a compound of calcium, titanium …

How Modern Psychological Science Supports Ancient Spiritual Teachings | Heleo

“The wisdom traditions impact our deeper clinical traditions.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>The six processes that make you cognitively flexible</i>• <i><br>Why pain is a</i> …

University of Pennsylvania

Antibiotics dosed with quantum dots are 1,000 times better at killing superbugs

Quantum Dots<p>Quantum dots, currently used in place of organic dyes in various experiments using photoelectronics to trace the ways that drugs and …

Medicine

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might …

Microsoft Is Quietly Building A Low-Tech Alternative To GPS

Designed for malls, skyscrapers, and other large buildings, the app relies on users, not satellites, for accurate maps.<p>GPS has changed the way we navigate the world, but that convenience still doesn’t extend to indoor spaces. Finding a meeting room in an unfamiliar office building or tracking down …

Google Play

How houses were cooled before air conditioning

It’s too darn hot<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Period Dramas</i><i>, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>On these sweltering midsummer days, it’s natural to want nothing more than to sit in front of an air …

Adobe Just Built The Prettiest UI Ever

There is nothing quite like an artist’s palette. With this humble piece of paper or wood, the artist can mix infinite pigments, each of which can be dipped into again and again without a second thought.<p>FiftyThree’s Paper did an incredible job at streamlining the palette for iPad screens. And now, a …

University of Toronto

MIT researchers can now track AI’s decisions back to single neurons

AI researchers had a breakthrough when they became able to practically replicate in their machines what we believe to be one of the most basic functions of the human brain: thought is generated by the combined activity of clusters of connected neurons. They’re now left in the same position as the …

Deep Learning

Prions Are Key to Preserving Long-Term Memories

Prions, the protein family notorious for causing "mad cow" and neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's, can play an important role in healthy …

Biology

Three words make brainstorming sessions at Google, Facebook, and IDEO more productive

Brainstorming can be a tricky business. There’s the awkward silence when your boss asks a far-fetched question and no one knows how to respond. The fear that you’ll toss out an idea only to draw blank stares. The collective sense of disappointment when the whole team <i>wants</i> to help, but can’t come up …

Creativity

DeepMind’s AI is teaching itself parkour, and the results are adorable

Like watching a baby learn to limbo<p>Keeping up with the latest AI research can be an odd experience. On the one hand, you’re aware that you’re looking at cutting-edge experimentation, with new papers outlining the ideas and methods that will probably (eventually) snowball into the biggest …

Cute

The New York Workshop Where Famous Artists Get Their Neons Made

The rules of brainstorming, according to top design firm IDEO

I work at home, alone for the most part, which means I rarely have the opportunity to be involved in a good brainstorming session. That's a shame …

Design

'stedsans in the woods' is a permaculture farm and retreat in sweden

<b>currently under construction in the south of sweden, ‘stedsans in the woods’ is a remote permaculture farm and retreat founded by mette helbæk and</b> …

Muista: A New, More Evolved Way to Sit at Your Desk

There’s so much talk these days about how inactivity brought on by too much sitting at work can cause a multitude of health issues, which is why …

Furniture

Design Freebies - Fonts, Mockups and Icons

It's time for that beloved time of the month when we bring to you some sweet design freebies! It's always great to keep your resources updated with …

MIT CSAIL research offers a fully automated way to peer inside neural nets

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has devised a way to look inside neural networks and shed some light on how they’re actually making decisions. The new process is a fully automated version of the system the research team behind it presented two years ago, which employed human …

Machine Learning

Why Bad Ideas Are The Key To Being More Creative

And how you can use design thinking to burn through the bad ideas that lead to good ones.<p>Growing up, we're all taught to follow the rules. Wait your turn in line. Fill in the bubble of the right answer. Eat your dessert last. Tie your shoes and tuck your shirt in. Don't ask stupid questions. We're …

Creativity

What’s actually scary about Westworld, according to an AI expert

In this video interview with Quartz, AI expert Kai-Fu Lee talked about some of the issues raised by last year’s hit HBO TV show Westworld, which was about a futuristic theme park hosted by robots, where human visitors pay to live out their fantasies. Lee is a famous venture capitalist in China and …

Carnegie Mellon University

How We Define Distance In An Expanding Universe

Recently the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) has completed the largest map of the universe thus far. The map focuses on the positions of quasars. These objects are powered by supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies, and are so bright they can be seen from the farthest regions of the …

What Netflix can teach us about treating cancer

Two years ago, former President Barack Obama announced the Precision Medicine initiative in his State of the Union Address. The initiative aspired to …

Cancer

Putting off the important things? It's not for the reasons you think

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do now, especially if you’re holding back in the hope of doing it properly<p>All you really need to succeed, according to the writer-philosopher Robert Pirsig, who died last month, is gumption. “Gumption is the psychic gasoline that keeps the whole thing …